2016 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 96 WE 96 JA 95 JL 95 DC 94 VN 94 JD 93 WA 93 WS 92
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

This has attractive, glossy, ripe red-plum and licorice aromas with cedar, flowers and red berries, as well as a stony edge. A very fragrant, cabernet-driven nose. The palate has elegance and grace with sleek and...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

This nearly 200-acre estate lies in the south of the Margaux appellation. The wine is another great success in a series of superb years. It is rich but the structure and finely textured fruit give it style and longevity...
JA 95

janeanson.com, February 2024

Intense and concentrated, with high levels of Cabernet Sauvignon after frost impacted the Merlot and you feel it, in this deeply textured dark berry fruits, with slate and mint leaf accents, stately Left Bank, a little...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2023

Elegance, florality, and purity are the hallmarks of this gem. Medium-bodied, refined, fresh, and clean, the floral bouquet on the front kicks everything off in the right way. The palate is lifted, pure, and energetic...
DC 94

Decanter, October 2018

Concentrated autumnal fruit offers a hawthorny bramble of blackberry and bilberry. Big-framed, muscular tannins are joined by plenty of acidity - it's very clearly built to last and confident in its ability to reward...
VN 94

Vinous, August 2020

The 2016 Giscours has a very pure, refined bouquet featuring lifted blackberry, cassis and light violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins, well-judged acidity and finely integrated oak toward the...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

The 2016 Château Giscours is fabulous stuff, offering a beautiful, complex (and classic Margaux) perfume of smoke tobacco, black currants, truffly earth, and spring flowers. Finesse-driven, medium-bodied, and seamless on...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Giscours gives up aromas of cassis, chocolate, earth, tar, pepper and hoisin with touches of flowers and a meaty nuance. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with a...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2019

This is on the darker side of the ledger, with well-melded black currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit, infused with brambly energy and allied to a graphite spine on the anise-tinged finish. Features a light woodsy...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Chateau Giscours is a large wine estate in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux. it was rated as a third growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification.

Giscours has a long, rich history which can be traced back to the 14th century. The real beginning came in 1552 when Pierre de Lhomme, a wealthy Bordeaux draper, bought a nobleman’s house called “Guyscoutz”. He proceeded to turn it into a vast estate and planted the first vines.

It was in the 19th century that the estate gained much of its finery and reputation, with transformation of the chateau into a neoclassical palace, the modernization of production facilities, and the construction of large buildings. In 1995, the property was acquired by Dutch businessman Eric Albada Jelgersma.

The Giscours vineyard has 102 hectares, planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot on gravel and sand. A 63-hectare plot, adjacent to Giscours but outside the Margaux boundary, is bottled as Le Haut Medoc de Giscours.

The first label of Chateau Giscours has great finesse and elegance. The aging potential of this great wine is between 8 and 20 years or even more for the most exceptional vintages.

The 2016 Giscours is a magnificent Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Margaux region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep garnet-purple color, this wine is visually stunning, drawing you in with its rich and alluring hue. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with notes of cassis, chocolate, earth, tar, pepper, and hoisin. As you delve deeper into the bouquet, you'll also detect delicate floral nuances and a hint of meatiness, adding complexity to the overall profile.

On the palate, the 2016 Giscours showcases its medium to full-bodied nature, with a firm and grainy texture that adds depth and structure. The core of this wine is exceptional, displaying the perfect balance between fruit and tannins. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Renowned wine critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points, highlighting its exceptional qualities. She praises its firm structure, great core, and long finish, further affirming its excellence.

Other respected publications have also recognized the brilliance of the 2016 Giscours. Wine Spectator awarded it 92 points, noting its well-melded black currant, blackberry, and black cherry fruit flavors. They also mention its brambly energy, graphite spine, and light woodsy echo on the finish.

James Suckling, another esteemed wine critic, awarded this wine an impressive score of 96 points. He describes the nose as attractive and glossy, with ripe red-plum, licorice, cedar, and floral aromas. On the palate, he emphasizes its elegance, grace, balanced style, and discreet tannin structure.

The 2016 Giscours is a wine that promises both style and longevity. Wine Enthusiast awards it 96 points, highlighting its rich but finely textured fruit and superb structure. They suggest enjoying this wine from 2026 onward, allowing it to further evolve and showcase its true potential.

Vinous gives this wine a score of 94 points, praising its pure and refined bouquet, featuring lifted blackberry, cassis, and light violet aromas. They also commend its medium-bodied palate, fine-boned tannins, well-judged acidity, and precise finish.

With its complex aromas, impeccable structure, and remarkable reviews from top critics, the 2016 Giscours is a wine that captures the essence of Margaux. It epitomizes elegance, finesse, and the artistry of winemaking. This wine is a true gem that will continue to evolve and delight for years to come.